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April is Autism Acceptance MonthSponsored by AUCD's Autism Special Interest Group - Join Us: Autism Acceptance Month Webinar Series

AUCD's Autism Special Interest Group (SIG) is sponsoring a series of four webinars for Autism Acceptance Month. Topics will range from parent training to reducing disparities to treating mental health issues in people with ASD. We will also sponsor a special webinar aimed at the engagement of autism stakeholders in research and service initiatives.
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4/1/2020

Autism Acceptance Month Webinar Series

AUCD's Autism Special Interest Group (SIG) is sponsoring a series of four webinars for Autism Acceptance Month. Topics will range from parent training to reducing disparities to treating mental health issues in people with ASD. We will also sponsor a special webinar aimed at the engagement of autism stakeholders in research and service initiatives.

 
 

4/1/2020

COVID-19 Public Health Webinar Series

Join us for this 4-part webinar series, as we review what we currently know on disability inclusion as it relates to this emerging issue. Each session will be 75-minutes.

 
 

4/2/2020

Stories Needed about impact of COVID-19 on People with Disabilities

Congress is writing the next bill to respond to the needs of Americans in this crisis. In order for the needs of people with disabilities and their families to be addressed in the next bill, members need to hear about the real impacts. Often, a short personal story is helpful for them. Below are tips and tools to share your story.

 
 

3/27/2020

2020 Emerging Leaders Map

The 2020 Emerging Leaders Map has now launched! Check out what emerging leaders across the country are doing to enhance access for and with people with disabilities. This interactive map highlights Emerging Leaders from across the country. You will be able to learn more about them, their center and the amazing projects that they are doing.

 
 
 

AUCD Webinars

Community Engagement Science in ASD

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Monday, April 13, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar will describe community engagement science (CES), and why CES can be valuable to you and your work with people with ASD and beyond. Your and our applications of CES will be discussed. This is a participatory-webinar; bring ideas, questions and share your story. Let's co-create safe, brave space to spark meaningful engagement. Thus grows curiosity, skills & conversations beyond today, into our target population, task or project - and engaging community!

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Research by UCEDDs

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar will address the Research UCEDD core function. This is the seventh installment of a multi-part series titled "Coffee and TA," addressing the UCEDD core functions as categorized in NIRS. This webinar features three UCEDDs (Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities, and the Waisman Center) conducting innovative research work.

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Advice from Medical Providers

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Hear from experts on steps to prevent COVID-19 for people across the lifespan who have a disability. Discussion will include staying safe and receiving community-based services and supports, as well as tips for wellness and what to do in case someone with a disability becomes ill.

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Project ImPACT Evidence Based Parent Training in ASD

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Project ImPACT is an evidenced-based parent-training curriculum that has been used to improve social communication skills in young children with ASD. This webinar will describe the program, and will review the challenges and triumphs of moving from therapist-directed intervention models to parent-engaged models of care.

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NIRS Import/Export Feature

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Thursday, April 16, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar will feature the new and improved Import/Export in NIRS. Demo will be provided as well as Q & A SesThis webinar will feature the new and improved Import/Export in NIRS. Demo will be provided as well as Q & A Session. The webinar will be recorded for future viewing.sion. The webinar will be recorded for future viewing.

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Advice from Family Members and Caregivers on Dealing with COVID-19

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Learn tips and strategies from caregivers and family members on how to organize daily life of caring for someone who has ID/DD and planning what to do if you get sick. Hear thoughts on balancing needs of taking care of children/adults with disability with caregiver's needs. Ideas on how to help address/relieve anxiety, stay calm and carry on will be shared.

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Step Up Assistive Technology to Promote Early Literacy

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Join Michelle Schladant, PhD, ATP for a discussion on the importance of assistive technology (AT) for early literacy development. Dr. Schladant will provide an overview of the use of AT in early childhood, the current best practices as well as where we are headed in the field. She will explain the current IDEA policies related to AT at the level of state programs and school districts and highlight the tools and resources available to families. Dr. Schladant will share about the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs funded project, Step Up AT for Early Literacy. Step Up AT is a teacher coaching and professional development program and is one solution for encouraging the adoption of AT practices in the early childhood classroom environment. Outcomes from this program will be discussed.

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Advice from People who have a Disability on Dealing with COVID-19

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Hear from self-advocates and allies on how to deal with COVID-19 as they share tips and strategies on hand washing, mental health, nutrition, and exercise. Steps on how to work with personal care attendants and direct support providers will be reviewed. Be safe in your relationships - what does social distancing mean in your friendships and relationships.

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Public Policy

 

Action Alert: COVID-19

Congress and the administration are responding to the COVID-19 crisis in a variety of ways. It is important in the fast-moving decision process that the various relief and safety efforts meet the needs of people with disabilities. The latest congressional COVID-19 response addressed many of those needs, but more work is needed! Staff need to continue to hear from YOU! Members of Congress - EVERYONE in the House and Senate - need to hear from you immediately. This important step shows your voice matters! .

 
 

Action Alert: COVID-19

The latest congressional COVID-19 response does NOT include the needs of people with disabilities. Staff NEED to hear from YOU! Members of Congress - EVERYONE in the House and Senate - need to hear from you immediately. This is the time to communicate - call, email, and social media. Take 5 minutes today, Saturday and Sunday to flood Congress with the needs of people with disabilities in legislation.

 
 

Action Alert: COVID-19

Congress and the administration are responding the COVID-19 crisis in a variety of ways. It is important in the fast-moving decision process that the various relief and safety efforts meet the needs of people with disabilities.

 
 
 

Events

2020 START National Training Institute

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Monday, May 4, 2020 - Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Location: Austin, TX

The START National Training Institute (SNTI) is an annual in-person training event that brings together hundreds of START team members, self advocates, families, and national & international leaders in the field of MH/IDD to share expertise, tools, and best practices. The training spans two and a half days and features keynote addresses, panel discussions, breakout sessions from four content-focused strands, a judged research poster session & professional networking event, the START Film premiere, and a Sunday evening coffee house.

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2020 MHDD National Leadership Institute

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Sunday, May 10, 2020 - Saturday, May 16, 2020
Location: Utah State University in Logan, Utah

The Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities National Training Center is excited to announce the inaugural MHDD National Leadership Institute this May, 2020 at Utah State University in Logan, Utah.

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Institute on Theology & Disability

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Monday, May 18, 2020 - Thursday, May 21, 2020
Location: Holland, MI

The vision of the Summer Institute on Theology and Disability is to expand the depth and breadth of theological inquiry and resources that address and include the gifts, needs, and contributions of people with disabilities and their families to theological learning and religious practice.

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AUCD for All Gala

AUCD for All Gala - Celebration Leadership in Arts & Culture

April 22, 2020
Virtual Event

 
 

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